125 Kilos of Books Marking the designation of Montréal as UNESCO World Book Capital City for 2005-2006, an innovative presentation of rare items from the CCA Collection, which spans over 500 years, explores the signific
All works have been selected from the CCA collection, which comprises nearly 200,000 volumes, by the exhibition's curator Gerald Beasley, Director of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, and until 2004, Associate Chief Curator and Head Librarian at the CCA. Mr. Beasley, who holds a first degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and an M.A. in Library Studies from University College, London, came to the CCA in 1994. He is a co-author of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)'s five-volume catalogue Early Printed Books, 1478-1840, which won the prestigious Besterman/McColvin Medal from the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in the United Kingdom.
On Thursday, 23 March 2006 at 7 pm in the Paul Desmarais Theatre, exhibition curator Gerald Beasley discusses 125 Kilos of Books.
The Canadian Centre for Architecture is an international research centre and museum founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collections, CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on the art of architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today.
The CCA thanks the RBC Financial Group for its support
of the exhibitions and public programs.
The CCA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.